Category Archives: cooking

Why “In Praise of Angels?”

Sharing the Joy When I was nine years old, I saw an ad for the American Greetings Company on the back of a comic book I had bought for 10¢ at the Century Pharmacy. It took up the entire page … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mr. Clancy’s Baked Onions, a Family Tradition

The Thanksgiving holidays, when we were kids, were magic times mostly spent with Aunt Peggy and her brood – either at our house in Century or theirs in Atlanta – when long-settled family food traditions could be counted upon to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Vichyssoise!

Though I didn’t really realize it at the time, one of the great blessings of going on the annual Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir tour – and I did three: to Texas, to Philly/D.C./Williamsburg, and to Chicago/Gary/St. Louis – was the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cedar House Banana Bread

When we were kids in Century during the Kennedy/Johnson years, Saturday night was a special family time, and as we sprawled on the den rug (oval, braided, brown) with eyes glued to “Perry Mason” or “Gunsmoke” on our 1954 DuMont … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet Potato/Mandarin Orange Casserole for Mary Hurt

I don’t think I ever went to a Southern church covered-dish supper in my life that somebody didn’t show up with a miniature-marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole. It was sure to be a big hit, was very cost effective, and never … Continue reading

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